Learn from inspirational and thought-provoking speakers who have experienced how faith has impacted their work, changed their lives and expanded their influence.

Speaker Series

The Working Faith Speaker Series features four signature events throughout the year and is designed to inspire and guide Christian leaders as they carry their faith into the workplace and beyond.

Past Speaker Events

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Virtual Lunch and Learn with Ken Blanchard

Leaders today are faced with incredibly difficult decisions as they face the challenges of the COVID-19 challenge. Join Ken Blanchard, best-selling author, Phyllis Hendry Halverson, CEO of Lead Like Jesus, for a virtual presentation in which they will share their stories, teaching model, and take part in a Q&A session. Walk away with a better understanding of how to navigate these challenging times in a manner consistent with the example of Jesus.
Thursday, April 23rd at 12:00pm CST
(Zoom Webinar)
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Faith in the Workplace: Field Trip to Interstate Batteries

Only 20 spots are available for this intimate experience with some of Interstate Batteries executives on how they bring faith to work at an international organization. Interstate Batteries exists “to glorify God,” as stated in the organization’s purpose statement. MCLN members will receive a tour of Interstate Batteries corporate headquarters followed by a conversation with:

  • Scott Miller, President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Erik Ouimette, Cultural Ambassador
  • Henry Rogers, Chaplain
  • Chris Willis, Chief People & Corporate Affairs Officer

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 9 - 11 a.m.

Interstate Batteries
12770 Merit Dr. Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75251


Truly Human Leadership with Bob Chapman, Chairman & CEO of Barry-Wehmiller

Thursday, January 16, 2020
6:30 - 7 p.m.   Networking and hors d'oeuvres
7  - 8 p.m.        Bob Chapman

SMU Cox School of Business Crum Auditorium, Collins Center

This event is limited to the first 200 registrants.

There is a $25 admission fee for this event that includes a copy of Bob's book, Everybody Matters

Recently named the #3 CEO in the world by Inc. magazine, Bob Chapman is intentional about using his platform as a business leader to inspire. His vision is world in which people leave work every day fulfilled by their work, rather than drained by it. As Chairman and CEO of $3 billion capital equipment and engineering solutions firm Barry-Wehmiller, a combination of 100+ acquisitions around the world, Chapman has championed meaningful, caring work environments through Truly Human Leadership. His leadership philosophy and the transformation it has ignited at Barry-Wehmiller were the inspiration behind his Wall Street Journal bestseller Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family.


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CEO Roundtable

Thursday, November 14, 2019
5:30 - 6:45 p.m.  Food Trucks and Networking
7  - 8:15 p.m.        CEO Roundtable

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall
Seating is limited to for this event. Please register soon.

3300 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75205

Join us for an intimate evening to hear from some of Dallas' most influential leaders on how their faith has influenced their leadership approach. Roundtable participants include:

Norm Bagwell, CEO, Bank of Texas
Chris Kleinert, CEO of Hunt Investment Holdings, LLC and co-CEO of Hunt Consolidated, Inc.
Dawn Moore, CEO, Allegiance Title
Doug Parker, CEO, American Airlines



An Evening with Bob Goff

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 5:30 pm
Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall

3300 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75205

The Mark Craig Leadership Network (MCLN) and Highland Park United Methodist Church are proud to present New York Times best-selling author of Love Does and Everybody Always, Bob Goff.

Bob is the Honorary Consul to the Republic of Uganda, an attorney, and the founder of Love Does—a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India, Nepal, Iraq and Somalia.

For more, visit BobGoff.com and LoveDoes.org.

John O’Leary

John O’Leary lived through worse than most can imagine. At age nine, a fire exploded and burned 100% of his body. Given a one-percent chance to live, he fought extraordinary odds. Join us as he shares these lessons as an invitation for you to choose to wake up to the fullness of your life, to embrace the amazing gift of each moment and to celebrate the joy of your inspired life!